Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials. Version 1. December 2002
From the text of Johnson, Steevens, & Reed.
Printer's name from colophon, v. 9.
This collected set in 9 volumes issued "1) in red cloth, paper labels, at 2 lbs. 17s, or 2) in morocco at, 4 lbs. 7s. Also issued without the engravings."--Keynes.
For the issue with engravings: each play accompanied by an engraving; frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare in v. 1 engraved by Augustus Fox from a picture painted by T. Stothard from the rare print by Droeshout, plus 37 engraved by T. Stothard.
Also issued by the publisher in XXXVIII parts in original printed wrappers with continuous pagination, cataloged separately (not mentioned by Keynes). Copies bound in 9 volumes not in one of those two bindings may have been individual parts collected and bound by a former owner. In the absence of other information, copies bound as 9 volumes with the general and volume title pages are considered to have been issued as a set by the publisher.
v. 1. The tempest ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Midsummer-night's dream ; Merry wives of Windsor ; Twelfth-Night -- v. 2. Much ado about nothing ; Measure for measure ; Love's labours lost ; Merchant of Venice -- v. 3. As you like it ; All's well that ends well ; Taming of the shrew ; Winter's tale -- v. 4. Comedy of errors ; Macbeth ; King John ; King Richard II ; King Henry IV, part I -- v. 5. King Henry IV, part II ; King Henry V ; King Henry VI, part I ; King Henry VI, part II -- v. 6. King Henry VI, part III ; King Richard III ; King Henry VIII ; Troilus and Cressida -- v. 7. Timon of Athens ; Coriolanus ; Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra -- v. 8. Cymbaline ; Titus Andronicus ; Pericles, Prince of Tyre ; King Lear -- v. 9. Romeo and Juliet ; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark ; Othello, the Moor of Venice ; Glossary.